We are in a Climate and Ecological Emergency!
Our actions are pushing us ever closer to 1.5 °C of global warming and we are wiping out species at an unprecedented rate.
The more we interfere with Earth’s natural cycles, the more we put the survival of our own species at risk with hotter and more extreme conditions leading to wildfires, floods, crop failures and further deadly pandemics.
Political leaders and industries have known about these threats for decades but have failed to act accordingly. Our own government is now ignoring scientific advice and widespread public support for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
Due to this lack of urgency in dealing with the climate crisis we are now just years away from reaching the 1.5 °C threshold and on track, according to the latest scientific advice, for a terrifying 4 °C of warming.
Here are a few things you can do to help:
- Avoid flying, switch to a smaller, greener car – preferably electric. Better still, walk or cycle wherever possible, or use public transport (don’t forget your mask!).
- Try reducing the amount of meat and dairy in your diet. Livestock production is responsible for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. More than half of the UK agricultural greenhouse gas emissions comes from animal produced methane.
- Switch to a renewable electricity supplier and move your bank account and pension to an ecological and ethical provider.
- See our ‘Big Switch’ page for more info.
From 1st September this year we will again be rebelling in cities around the UK, demanding that the government act urgently on the climate and ecological crisis. Follow this link to find out more.
There are many different ways you can get involved, it’s not all about sitting in the road and getting arrested! You could give a talk to a local group, help make flags and banners, offer to run a social media page, and many other things besides.
The most important thing is you will be doing something and your contribution will be very gratefully received.
We need your help.